Technically my new routine has nothing to do with it being a new year, but is actually related to the fact the gym I joined opened for business just before Christmas.
I’m still trying to settle into what this means for me, and may have to change again when/if they change the class schedule, and when the pool opens (hopefully by the end of the month).
Here’s what things look like right now:
Monday – short run after work (3 to 4 miles).
Tuesday – BodyAttack class in the evening plus run to gym and back (1 mile each way).
Wednesday – evening club run – anything from 5 to just over 7 miles depending how I feel.
Thursday – nothing.
Friday – possibly a short morning run if I can manage it, plus BodyPump class early evening (with run to/from gym).
Saturday – morning club run – trying to do 12 miles right now but want to increase that to 15 soon, followed by BodyFlow class at the gym (Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga mix).
Sunday – if schedule allows BodyFlow class, and I want to try to get a bike ride in before that (or a run depending on weather).
BodyAttack is another class I hadn’t tried before last week. I had a bit of trouble getting the movements right, but after my second class this week I think I made a big improvement. I almost didn’t go back as I was feeling a bit lazy after dinner, and when I was waiting for the class to start I wondered what I was doing there, but I’m glad I made the effort as I’m sure that may have spelled the end of that class for me. Sometimes you just have to give some things more time before you really enjoy them – I’m sure there are plenty of people who think that about running. Stick with it and you’ll get there in the end (having said that, I think after a while you’ll know if it’s right for you or not and there’s no point continuing with something that is not making you happy – as long as you have given it a serious try).
On another running related note, I was lucky enough to get a free entry to the Cupid’s Chase, New Brunswick 5k through active.com so it looks like that’s my next race. Could this be a start of a “5k a month” challenge, and what would that do to my ability to get a long run in every weekend (and increase through the year to be able to run a marathon)?